One of a kind necklace features a southwestern style signed aquatic turtle pendant with hand cut gemstone turquoise howlite segments fit together to create the shell pattern and accent the legs. The head is from a vintage turtle pendant. Matching 925 sterling silver drop earrings with turquoise composite cabochons. Beads are turquoise howlite. Choker style necklace measures 16″ choker and has a 3″ chin extender to wear longer under a collar. Lightweight, 3.7 ounces. Silver plated turtle, beads, head, legs, chain. findings and ear wires. Turquoise represents the sun in the southwestern Indian tradition. In addition, it has over 50 positive effects on body and mind. The turtle in both the Eastern and other traditions is the symbol of longevity and extreme good luck. Turtles have been here for 220 million years. They are long living reptiles if left alone or cared for in captivity, seeming to have thoughts and feelings beyond instinct. I have a turtle and studied his shell for this and the 4 similar green turtle creations in the last photo. The designs are intricate and some, especially tortoises are the best artistry nature ever created. Ships within 24 hours. Thanks!